Toronto is surrounded by parks, trails, and waterways that allow people to work on fitness and weight loss outdoors; however, after the summer months end and the weather begins to turn inclement, fitness buffs turn to one of several Toronto gyms to work out indoors.
GoodLife Fitness at 85 Hanna Avenue is a part of Toronto’s attempt to redevelop old factories and turn them into usable spaces. The gym is in a completely renovated brick building. GoodLife Fitness itself has been around since 1979 and has 16 gyms and fitness centers located throughout the city. This particular branch has warm yellow walls complemented by a varnished wood floor. On top of fitness classes like Zumba, Les Mills, and cycling, there is a tanning salon, sauna, child-care center, and personal fitness planner.
The Yoga Sanctuary at 2 College Street is one of the most beautiful Toronto yoga studios. Located in a former ballroom in downtown Toronto, The Yoga Sanctuary has gleaming wood floors, floor to ceiling mirrors, plenty of natural light, and stark white walls. Classes include yoga for all ages and activity levels. Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, Honey Flow, and even Pilates sessions are offered. There are single class, unlimited and new student packages, plus various workshops, fitness boot camps, and special events.
Toronto Pilates classes at energyXChange are designed to work both the mind and the body. EnergyXChange is located at 698 Queen Street East, right in the heart of Toronto’s Riverdale neighborhood. This studio has various types of Pilates classes to choose from, including Fletcher Pilates towel work, Hard Core Pilates, Gravity Pilates, and Yogilates. There are also other types of fitness courses, including Cardio Circuit X and Tabata Turbo Outdoor Boot Camp. In order to calm the mind, energyXChange has classes that focus on meditation, wellness talks, and detox.